The Québec Chronicles
with Danielle Tremblay
Number Four - June, 1998
Enriched Networks For Québécois Artists
1. VITRINE DU DISQUE QUÉBÉCOIS (DISQUÉBEC):
Congenial and pretty. This website comes out of passion for all music made
in Quebec, classical and popular as well. Still in construction, it
contains state-of-the-art bios, discography and other information neatly
indexed («singers-composers-orchestras-chansonniers-etc».) and available by
permission of the artists. The creative team (from Quebec City) are also
planning a cultural calendar. FRENCH ONLY.
2. CONSEIL RÉGIONAL DE LA CULTURE COEUR-DU-QUÉBEC:
This website contains information and links on visual artists, musicians,
dancers, writers, singers, songwriters and cultural events from the region
called «Coeur-du-Québec», which encompasses cities like Drummondville,
Victoriaville and Trois-Rivières, forming a very rich artistic community. A
reminder: Victoriaville hosts the «Festival international de Musique
actuelle» (avant-garde music in all styles) and Trois-Rivières hosts the
«Festival international de l'Art vocal» (all kinds of vocal music and song)
and the «Festival international de la poésie» (poetry and spoken word).
Don't miss the wonderful portrait of young singer-songwriter ISABELLE
LEHOUX, a rising star. FRENCH ONLY.
3. RIDEAU/CARREFOUR DES PROFESSIONNELS DES ARTS DE LA SCÈNE:
Before L'ADISQ, this was the first complete québécois networking site for
all kinds of artists and production companies in theater, music, song and
dance and then some. Always on the move, always updating itself. Have you
heard of performance artist Nathalie Derome? Do you want to learn about the
acadian folk band Acadilac or the «grindcore» band called BARF? You'll find
them here. FRENCH ONLY.
Quebec music correspondent